Definitions for: Region


[n] a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
[n] a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; "it was a limited domain of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"
[n] the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
[n] a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
[n] the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of'); "it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"; "the price is in the neighborhood of $100"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re"gion (r?"j?n), n. [F. r['e]gion, from L. regio a
direction, a boundary line, region, fr. regere to guide,
direct. See Regimen.]
1. One of the grand districts or quarters into which any
space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is
conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of
space or territory of indefinite extent; country;
province; district; tract.

If thence he 'scappe, into whatever world, Or
unknown region. --Milton.

2. Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything;
neighborhood; vicinity; sphere. ``Though the fork invade
the region of my heart.'' --Shak.

Philip, tetrarch of .. the region of Trachonitis.
--Luke iii. 1.

3. The upper air; the sky; the heavens. [Obs.]

Anon the dreadful thunder Doth rend the region.
--Shak.

4. The inhabitants of a district. --Matt. iii. 5.

5. Place; rank; station. [Obs. or R.]

He is of too high a region. --Shak.

Synonyms: area, domain, neighborhood, part, realm

See Also: aerospace, air, antipodes, Appleton layer, area, area of cardiac dullness, areola, atmosphere, backwater, belt, biogeographical region, biosphere, black hole, body part, bottom, cleavage, cortical area, cortical region, country, county, D region, deep space, demesne, depth, distance, district, D-layer, domain, E layer, E region, eden, epigastrium, erogenous zone, exterior, extremity, F layer, F region, Far East, field, fovea, fovea centralis, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, groin, half-moon, heartland, heaven, Heaviside layer, heliosphere, hell, hell on earth, hellhole, house, hypochondrium, indefinite quantity, inferno, inguen, inside, intergalactic space, interior, interplanetary space, interstellar space, ionosphere, irredenta, irridenta, Kennelly-Heaviside layer, knowledge base, knowledge domain, land, layer, location, loins, lunula, lunule, macula, macula lutea, macular area, mansion, mare, maria, middle, midriff, midsection, nirvana, North, northland, occident, Old World, outside, palm, paradise, parafovea, perineum, planetary house, promised land, pubes, pubic region, quick, radius, Rand, Reef, ring of color, septentrion, Shangri-la, side, side, sign, sign of the zodiac, snake pit, sole, South, southland, star sign, terra incognita, territory, the pits, thenar, top, unknown, unknown region, vacuity, vacuum, waist, waistline, West, Witwatersrand, yellow spot, zodiac, zone

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